“I requested the change during the game. I’m grateful to the coach who listened to me and changed it, and to (Lee) Jae Sung-hyung for listening.”
There was a story behind Lee Kang-in’s (PSG) position change. He asked his coach for it during the game, and it turned out to be a “driving force” in the team’s victory.
Lee scored a brace in the 10th and 12th minutes of the second half to lead his team to a 4-0 victory over Tunisia in an A match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Wednesday.
He played a key role. With ‘captain’ Son Heung-min on the bench due to a groin injury, Lee was given an attacking free-role role, and he was all over the pitch. “The team win was the most important thing,” Lee said after the game.
It was a frustrating start for South Korea as they struggled to defend against Tunisia’s five-back netting. Despite taking the initiative and attacking, no goals were forthcoming. Lee Kang-in changed things up. Moving from the center midfield to the right side, he took advantage of opportunities with his unique dribbling, breaking pressure and sharp passes, which paid off in the second half.
He earned a free kick himself and took the kick, rattling the corner of the net with a stunning left-footed curling shot in the 10th minute. In the 12th minute, he slipped and fell while contesting a defender in the penalty box. Rising to his feet, Lee picked up the ball and fired a left-footed turner into the right corner of the net.
“The coach gives me the freedom to play every game,”먹튀검증 said Lee Kang-in, who requested the change of position directly from head coach Jürgen Klinsmann. Today, I switched positions and played better. I requested it during the game. I’m grateful to the coach for listening to me and to (Jae) Sung-hyung for listening. I will do my best to play the way the team can win.”
Lee Kang-in scores a goal from a free kick during the South Korean national soccer team’s exhibition match against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Oct. 13, 2023. 2023. 10. 13.Sangam | Choi Seung-seop Reporter email@example.com
When asked if he had any hat-trick aspirations, Lee said, “I don’t think I’m a goal scorer. I’ve never thought about scoring two goals and then scoring one more to get a hat trick. The most important thing is for the team to win and for the team to do well. It’s probably the same for every player,” he laughed.
“I’m trying to stay injury-free every moment. I don’t know how many injuries I will have in the future, but I have to try to take care of myself as much as possible.” When asked if he is 100%, he said, “I don’t really know. I don’t know when I’m 100 percent and when I’m not,” he laughed.
On this day, 59,918 people cheered for Lee Kang-in at the stadium. The decibel level reached 110 when Lee caught the ball, broke free, and when he scored a goal. “I always say, ‘Thank you for your interest and support. The most important thing is for the team to win. If I’m coming to the national team, and if I can keep coming, I want to do my best every game to help the team win and win the tournament.”